Recommended citation:
Pearch, M. J. and T. O. D. Writer (Eds.).  2009.  South-East Asian Bat Database.  Harrison Institute, Sevenoaks, U.K. 

With 155 species, the bat fauna of continental Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam) is particularly rich and represents over 25% of the known mammal fauna from the region.

Today, there is a growing awareness of the role bats play in the ecosystem as pollinators, seed dispersers and as vectors of pest control and there is a desire to understand more about their diversity (taxonomy), distribution, conservation status, behaviour and ecology.

This website seeks to promote their study and conservation by catering to the information needs of the professional zoologist, conservationist, student and interested amateur alike. It draws on a wide range of sources and is a work in progress which will be updated as further information becomes available.


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